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Dance / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Improvise to find new movement possibilities and explore personal style by combining elements of dance (ACADAM020)

  • extending their movement vocabulary to explore their own stylistic preferences and personal identity, for example, using analysis of dance styles from a range of cultures and times to inform their choreographic practice
  • exploring use of elements of dance in different dance styles, including those from other cultures and times, as a stimulus for improvisation
  • developing a personal movement vocabulary by combining elements of dance with finding new ways of moving, and establishing a personal style
  • investigating the use of elements of dance in works of artists, including those from the Asia region, and adapting dance ideas to create movements that represent a synthesis of influences
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What meanings are intended by the choreographer?
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Spontaneous movements

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Teacher resource

Bangarra Dance Theatre: 'Mathinna'

This is a rich multilayered resource about 'Mathinna', a dance created and performed by members of Bangarra Dance Theatre and inspired by the true story of a young Tasmanian Aboriginal girl called Mathinna, who lived in the early 1800s. The resource features sections of the dance called 'Father', 'Nursery' and 'Moonshine'. ...

Teacher resource

Interactive dance

This is a resource that focuses on creating dance using variations of lighting and multimedia. It features two videos with dance teacher Katrina Rank exploring dance improvisations using light and line drawing. The resource includes three further videos used as stimuli for activities; three activity sheets and a light dance ...